Chase Bank customers in the New York metro area have been receiving bogus text messages claiming to be from the bank, asking for account information. A local New York television station reported the phishing attack last week, claiming that "tens of millions of dollars" have already been stolen by fraudsters.
"Give us your broke, your desperate, your unemployed." This is the tacit plea from fraudsters seeking to lure new "money mules" to enable their money-laundering schemes.
And the recruitment effort is working to the point that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) last week issued an alert to financial...
Allan Bachman has fought fraud since the early 1970s, and he's seen the crimes evolve in both sophistication and scale.
In an exclusive interview, Bachman, Education Manager for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), discusses:
The evolution of fraud schemes;
The most common types of fraud seen...
Quick heads-up to those of you who will be in the Boston area this week: The BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo starts Tuesday at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. I'll be in attendance on Weds and Thurs, and I'd welcome the opportunity to meet you.
A computer technician has been indicted in New York Supreme Court, charged with stealing the identities of more than 150 Bank of New York Mellon employees and using them to steal more than $1.1 million from charities, non-profit groups and other entities.
Adeniyi Adeyemi, a 27-year-old man from Brooklyn, was...
One of the pleasures of my job is that I get to talk to a lot of people. Bankers, regulators, analysts, security professionals. I enjoy the privilege of speaking to a broad range of thought-leaders and tapping into their insights into the challenges and opportunities of the world today.
And then, through the magic of...
From ACH to ATM, payments to phishing, fraud schemes abound. And bank customers and businesses are the targets.
So what can banking institutions do to fight back?
Bob Neitz is the senior vice president in charge of the Fraud Corporate Risk Management Program at Wells Fargo. In an exclusive interview, Neitz...
So, how many banking institutions have failed in 2009?
If you pay attention to the popular news media, then your answer is 106. And you'd be partially right. That is the number of FDIC-insured banks to have failed this year - the most in any year since about two President Bushes ago.